Bournemouth sack Scott Parker as head coach

English Premier League side AFC Bournemouth have sacked head coach Scott Parker after matchday four.

The club made the announcement on their official website on Tuesday morning that Parker will be replaced in the interim by former Bournemouth midfielder Gary O’Neil.

The punch reports that Parker becomes the first manager to get the boot in the 2022/2023 season after losing his last three games of the season at the helm.

The statement which quotes club owner Maxim Demin reads: “AFC Bournemouth can announce that the club have parted ways with head coach Scott Parker.

“Maxim Demin said: ‘I would like to express my gratitude to Scott and his team for their efforts during their time with us. Our return to the Premier League last season under his tenure will be remembered as one of the most successful seasons in our history.

“However, in order for us to continue to progress as a team and as a club as a whole, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club in a sustainable way. We also need to show trust and respect for each other. It’s the approach that has brought this club so much success in recent history, and we won’t shy away from it from now on. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

“Gary O’Neil will take over the team on an interim basis and will be assisted by Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick,” the statement concluded.

Parker’s sacking comes after Bournemouth’s 9-0 thrashing of Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, having only won the season opener against Aston Villa and a Carabao Cup second round tie against Norwich on penalties.

The former Fulham captain and manager led the Cherries to promotion to the Premier League after finishing behind his former club in the league.

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